As a rule, we spend most of our time in the living room, cosily watching television, working in our home office, doing yoga, resting or reading. It is important to create the right atmosphere with the colour scheme and furniture as well as the general arrangement.

The living room walls have a great impact on the room: with their colours they set the background and play a crucial role in whether we feel at ease in a room or not. In this respect, a comfortable living room depends crucially on choosing the right colour for the walls.

This is something that should certainly not be left to chance, but it depends totally on your own ideas and taste. From blue colours via yellow or red shades, you are free to choose from the whole, bright world of colours.


Do you want to change the colour of your living room walls or are you looking for ideas for a cosy colour scheme? Basically, as far as the walls of your living room are concerned, you can give full rein to your creativity and make your loveliest ideas come true. Depending on your personal taste, you can opt for white walls or choose bright colours for the living room that stimulate and inspire or make you feel calm and grounded. The range of colours for your living room walls extends from refreshing green via sensuous red to modern grey. However, it is probably better not to choose too many colours at the same time for your living room. The important thing when choosing the colour for your walls is to include the furnishings and decorative elements in your concept so that the walls effectively enhance the rest of the room. For example, a wall that is painted red can make a dark sofa the visual focus of the living room. If you have chosen Scandinavian furnishings, cold colours such as light blue for the walls create a perfect backdrop for the white furniture and the natural shades of the accessories. If you like the timeless look, you might prefer neutral colours such as a delicate beige. This wall colour goes with nearly all furnishing styles and gives the room a light, elegant touch. You could choose pastel green for one wall to set an accent that is striking but not too dominant. Combined with dark furniture and white windows, this colour acts as a real eyecatcher in the room – calming and fresh at the same time. But actually, it is your personal taste that plays the biggest role in choosing the colour for your living room walls, together with the impact you want this to have on the room itself in combination with your furniture. 
And finally, it also depends on how big your living room is. Colours can have a major influence on the perceived size of a room. High rooms seem lower when they have a dark ceiling and vice versa. Lighter colours on the walls make a small living room appear larger. Changing the colour of just one wall can change the visual perception of a room in terms of length and width.
If you are looking for ideas of colours that you could use for your living room walls, take a look at our colour tool and be inspired by the variety of Keim interior paints. The tool shows you our complete range of colours for your wall.